Today in History

Listings for Monday, December 2, 2019.


  • Pan American Health Day
  • 1804 Napoleon becomes the first French emperor, crowning himself.
  • 1805 Napoleon defeats Russians & Austrians at Austerlitz
  • 1816 1st savings bank in US opens as the Philadelphia Savings Fund
  • 1823 President James Monroe declares his doctrine.
  • 1942 1st controlled nuclear reaction at University of Chicago.
  • 1957 first commercial atomic electric power plant goes to work in PA.
  • 1971 Soviet Mars 3 is first to soft land on Mars
  • 1975 Lao People's Democratic Republic founded (National Day)
  • 1982 1st permanent artificial heart successfully implanted.

That's all for today.

Today In History